Taken in late April and early May 2016, this is a 6 hour exposure of M108, nicknamed the Surfboard Galaxy, it's a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy is about 100,000 light-years across and lies about 45 million light-years away. This is a crop of the full size image to provide more detail. 

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